Any thoughts that Harford Tech’s 17-regular season game win streak might be snapped Thursday night were quickly put to rest.
The Cobras (4-0, 8-0) scored early and often against the visiting Perryville Panthers (2-2, 4-4) and won big, 62-0, in UCBAC Susquehanna Division play.
Senior Jalen Dangerfield, playing just one half, ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries to lead the Cobras.
It was quarterback Ryan Hunt, though, that got the Cobras on the scoreboard first. On third and seven from the Panthers 37, Hunt connected with Jeremiah Minter for an 37-yard touchdown.
Tyler Long’s first of eight extra-point kicks gave Tech a 7-0 lead with 8:10 to play in the opening quarter.
Dangerfield then took over.
The running back actually fumbled the ball away at his own 29, but four snaps later, he intercepted Perryville quarterback Tyler Nasuta's pass in the end zone.
Three touches later and Dangerfield was off to the races with a 66-yard scoring jaunt.
Dangerfield’s next carry produced a 71-yard touchdown run and the lead was 21-0 with 9:59 left in the half.
“I just had to keep working hard, my team was lifting me up. They didn’t let that fumble get to me,” Dangerfield said. “We were up, we have a great team, they were lifting me up, telling me everything was going to be alright.”
Dangerfield carried the ball one moire time in the half and ran 39 yards for another score.
The Tech defense added points a short time later with Curtis McKisset picking up a fumble and returning it 40 yards for a score.
The Cobras closed the half with a 39-yard touchdown run from Charles Brown, Jr. The 41-0 lead guaranteed a running clock to start the second half.
Tech played backups on offense the entire second half, but the Cobras still added points.
Jhalil Cooper ran 39 and 40 yards, respectively, for a pair of Tech touchdowns and Eddie Medina added a 17-yard scoring run as well.
Defensively, Dangerfield added a second interception and Jonathan Fletcher added a fumble-causing sack recovered by Zachary Pippen.
"We’re starting to get focused, we’re starting to see the light at the end of tunnel, we’ve got to get focused,” Tech head coach Tim Palmer said. “Over the course of the season, we’ve been kind of sloppy, it seemed like it came together tonight and we started to incorporate a lot more players."
Rams drop Bobcats
In Chesapeake Division action, Edgewood (5-0, 7-1) beat visiting Bel Air (3-2, 3-4), 47-15, to stay atop the standings.
Cousins Deonte Banks and Antwain Banks were at again, combining for over 300 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
Deonte carried the ball 13 times for 187 yards and three touchdowns, while Antwain ran for 140 yards and three scores on 12 carries. Antwain also ran and passed for a pair of two-point conversions.
Vaughntay McGraw added 10 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown and Jonathan Levine added 55 yards on eight carries.
Randy Hughes caught a conversion pass and had two catches for 35 yards.
Isaiah Butts had 11 total tackles to pace the Rams defense, Daviyon Johnson and Shamar Barnes added eight tackles apiece.
Bobcats quarterback Austin Rohlfing was 9-for-13 for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Rohlfing also scored a two-point conversion.
Kade Ketcham (three catches, 104 yards) and Marquez Kimbrough (three catches, 42 yards) each caught a touchdown pass.
Hunter Hruz ran for 84 yards on 18 carries.
Stephan Thompson had 10 tackles to lead the Bobcats defense. Austin Hess added nine tackles and Davon Bomar had eight. Stanford Ricketts and Sincere Montgomery had seven tackles each.
Hawks stun Eagles
North Harford (2-3, 3-5) beat visiting Aberdeen (2-3, 3-5), 24-21, in Chesapeake play.
Hawks kicker Matt King, who was 3-for-3 on point-after-kicks, booted a 44-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to give the Hawks the win.
Noah Dehart made a fumble recovery for a touchdown and Bobby Duffy (9-20, 101 yards), in his first start at quarterback, threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Hawks.
Paul Keeney and Josh Blosser each had a touchdown catch.
The Eagles got off to a good start as Malachi Stewart-Lesesne took the opening kickoff back 83 yards for a score.
Stewart-Lesesne also run for a 39-yard touchdown and finished with 55 yards on seven carries.
Aberdeen quarterback Silas Jenkins was 7-for-11 passing for 79 yards. He threw a touchdown pass to Tony Wright (two catches, 25 yards) and was also intercepted twice.
Jahiem Wilson-Jones also had two catches for 41 yards. Stewart-Lesesne led the Eagles defense with 10 tackles.
Warriors beat Mustangs
Havre de Grace (4-1, 7-1) won at C. Milton Wright (1-4, 3-5), 37-14;, in Chesapeake play.
The Warriors scored in all phases to beat the Mustangs. Quarterback Alex Gresock tossed three touchdown passes on 13-of-24 passing attempts for 188 yards. Jayden Hyman had six receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown.
Jahmaad Stansbury had three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown, while Tommy Meehan added the other scoring reception and finished with four catches for 67 yards.
Brandon Rabbitt (nine carries, 49 yards) added a rushing touchdown.
The Warriors used two kickers. Chandler Russo made 3-of-4 extra point kicks, while Nate Brown made his only extra point kick, while also booting a 44-yard field goal.
Havre de Grace also got scoring from its defense. Jordan White picked off two passes, returning one 96 yards for the score. Hyman also had an interception and Rabbitt had a fumble recovery.
Josh Mergler had 13 tackles to pace the defense, while Jaylen Day had eight. White and Jesse Fenner had six tackles each.
Elks blank Cougars
Fallston (0-5, 0-7) lost to visiting Elkton (3-2, 6-2), 56-0, in Chesapeake play.
Quarterback Colin Akins completed 6-of-16 passes for 14 yards and an interception. Brandon Klaben ran for 58 yards on 19 carries.
Connor Pickle had two receptions for 13 yards.
Ryan Langlotz and Jimmy Johnson had six tackles each to pace the busy Cougars defense. Ryan Cassizzi had two sacks and Aaron Gardner blocked a kick.
Mariners fall at home
In a non-league game, Joppatowne (1-7) fell to visiting Catoctin, 46-20.
Mariners quarterback Jaylen Jones was 9-for-21 passing for 116 yards. Jones threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jamal Chase (two catches, 55 yards) and also threw two interceptions.
Shyeim Taylor ran for 111 yards on 16 carries and WIlliam Harris added 10 carries for 73 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown run.
Taylor also had three receptions for 44 yards and Harris added four receptions for 22 yards.
Defensively, Chase had 22 tackles to lead the Mariners and Harris added 14 tackles.
Jones (six tackles) and De'Anthony Creighton (nine tackles) each had fumble recoveries. Christopher Kalambihis added 10 tackles.
Tigers drop Huskies
Patterson Mill (0-5, 0-7) was pounded by visiting Rising Sun (4-0, 5-3), 64-28, in Susquehanna play.
Quarterback Nathan Vujanic completed 9-of-17 passes for 213 yards and three touchdowns.
Christian Blackwell grabbed for passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Christian Pross added two catches for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Ray Gutierrez added 56 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Vujanic added 58 yards on 10 carries and Pross ran four times for 57 yards.
Patriots beat Crusaders
John Carroll (2-3, 5-3) played at St. Paul’s in MIAA B Conference action Friday and won, 19-14.
The Patriots trailed 7-0 after one quarter, but tied the game in quarter two on Will Gianelli’s 12-yard scoring pass to Roman Hemby and Kavin Green’s kick.
St. Paul’s snuck back ahead to lead 14-7 at the half, but the Patriots scored a touchdown in each of the final two quarters to win.
Chimzi Chuku (16 carries, 105 yards) ran 14 yards for a third quarter score, but the two-point conversion failed and the Patriots were still trailing by a point.
Scott Smith, III changed that in the fourth quarter, scoring the go-ahead and winning touchdown on a one-yard keeper.
Gianelli passed for 48 yards and the score on 7-of-8 passing and also added 57 rushing yards on 15 carries.
Hemby finished with four catches for 29 yards and 35 yards rushing on seven carries.
Darrius Lloyd led the defense with eight tackles and Malik Scott added seven. Lloyd and Austin Brinkman had interceptions for the Patriots.
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